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Office of Clinical Affairs offers residents rotation in health policy

Office of Clinical Affairs offers residents rotation in health policy

The Office of Clinical Affairs, a unit within UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, has established a new residency program in health policy in which students collaborate on a health policy project and shadow leadership at MassHealth.

2014: Year in review

2014: Year in review

It’s been another banner year at UMass Medical School. Whether it was news about the Ebola crisis, the urgent need for increased NIH funding or recognition of the groundbreaking programs and scientists here, UMassMedNow kept the medical school community informed every day. Here are some of the biggest stories we covered in 2014. We’re looking forward to an even bigger 2015. 

Current Biology highlights innovative GSBS career training initiative

Current Biology highlights innovative GSBS career training initiative

Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD, talked to Current Biology about the BEST program at UMass Medical School’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the program is highlighted in a feature story about innovative career development programs.

MassAHEC Network, Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing collaborating on new program for sign language interpreters

MassAHEC Network, Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing collaborating on new program for sign language interpreters

The rising demand for American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters who have the proficiency and comfort to perform in a health care setting led to the development of a new training program offered by UMass Medical School, MassHealth, and the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 

Chancellor Collins releases statement on UMass President Robert Caret's departure

Chancellor Collins releases statement on UMass President Robert Caret's departure

Chancellor Michael F. Collins issued the following statement on the announced departure of University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret.

Luzuriaga, Szabo appointed to newly endowed chairs at UMMS

Luzuriaga, Szabo appointed to newly endowed chairs at UMMS

Two newly endowed chairs were approved by the university’s Board of Trustees, according to Chancellor Michael F. Collins. Katherine F. Ruiz de Luzuriaga, MD, was named the inaugural recipient of the UMass Memorial Health Care Chair in Biomedical Research. Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, was named the inaugural recipient of the second Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research Chair.

UMMS faculty honored by Worcester District Medical Society

UMMS faculty honored by Worcester District Medical Society

Carol Bova, PhD, and Stephen Earls, MD, were honored by the Worcester District Medical Society at its annual Fall District Meeting.

Aroke named 2014 Emerging Scholar by International Society of Nurses in Genetics

Graduate School of Nursing PhD student Edwin Aroke, MSN, CRNA, has been named the International Society of Nurses in Genetics’ 2014 Emerging Scholar for his research abstract “Exploring the pharmacogenetics of ketamine-induced emergence phenomena.”

Primary Care Story Telling at Lamar Soutter Library

Primary Care Story Telling: Readings from the Thursday Morning Memo will be presented at UMass Medical School on Wednesday, Oct. 22. 

‘Graceful Self Promotion’ workshop a boost of confidence for women in medicine

‘Graceful Self Promotion’ workshop a boost of confidence for women in medicine

The “Graceful Self Promotion” workshop, followed by the “Women in Medicine Mentoring Reception” were opportunities for female medical students to become familiar with the finer points of recognizing their own achievements and celebrating them. The self-promotion event was run by Luanne Thorndyke, MD, through the American Medical Women’s Association.

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